February 14, 2020

Upcoming Events

Returning Student Registration Night
Monday, March 2
3:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Academic Building

On Monday, March 2, we will host the first-ever Returning Student Registration Night. Wheaton Academy parents and students will meet with a faculty or staff member for 20 minutes to register for classes for the 2020-21 school year. Time slots for registration on Monday, March 2, will be from 3:40 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please sign up using the link Returning Student Registration Night.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Information
We are excited to invite you to our 2020 Spring Musical!  Academy Theatre is proud to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  The performances are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m.

We will be opening ticket sales early for the families of cast, crew, and pit orchestra members starting at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, and Wednesday, February 19.  These families will be able to purchase up to 20 tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Any additional tickets may be purchased once the box office opens to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on February 20. To take advantage of the pre-sale option, use link that will be provided to your student on February 16 via their WAscholar email address.

After the pre-sale days, tickets will be available for purchase online to all families and the general public on February 20, at www.wheatonacademy.org. Follow the prompts for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tickets.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact tickets@wheatonacademy.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the show!

General News

Communication from the Head of School
At this time of year with re-enrollment and registration coming up, we want to ensure we have accurate contact information for all students and families.  This includes having student cell phone numbers for those who have cell phones.  Our communication system allows us to communicate with all students quickly and efficiently about events and or in case of an emergency.

In the upcoming week, we will be asking students to update their information during their English classes. As parents, we ask you to check your profile information – especially cell phone and email at this time as well. If your information is incorrect, please contact Angie Roberts with your new/corrected information at aroberts@wheatonacademy.org.

Thanks for your help in verifying your contact information and helping us communicate well with you and your student.

URGENT Musical Intermission Help Needed
Our amazing musical is approaching fast! Each year we love to provide an awesome intermission experience for everyone. We are short of volunteers this year and are in need of chocolate chip cookies and grapes. If you can donate 5 dozen chocolate chip cookies or 4 pounds of red or green grapes for either of these weekends, please contact Jim Holtrop. Thanks for making our musical amazing!

Student Drop off and Pick Up Traffic Flow – Hawthorne Avenue Entrance Only
We continue to request that all families who are picking up and or dropping off students before and after school to please use the Hawthorne Avenue entrance ONLY.  We are looking to keep open the north drive lane entirely for fire and police should that been needed. Pick up and drop off can occur in the central lot circle, north drive circle or in front of the Field House. Please pull all the way forward and use the entire lane.  Students and visitors who are coming to campus to park for the day can use the Prince Crossing entrance. Thank you for your assistance!

Informational Prospective Host Family Meeting
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to host an International student in your home?
On Tuesday, March 3, there will be an informational meeting at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in Student Services to find out more about becoming a host family. Come to hear a short presentation and ask questions. RSVP to Julie Grant, International Host Family Coordinator, at jgrant@wheatonacademy.org.

Re-Enrollment Deposit for 2020-2021
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year, this is a reminder that current Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors will be automatically re-enrolled as part of the Continuous Enrollment Policy.  We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with your student over the course of his or her entire high school experience.  In March 2020, we will bill the re-enrollment deposit of $175 to your 2019-2020 Smart Tuition account, and this deposit will be applied to the 2020-2021 tuition bill.  (Please include the Smart Tuition ID number from the invoice when remitting payment.)

If you choose to opt out for the 2020-2021 academic year, please contact the Wheaton Academy Business Office in writing no later than February 28, 2020, to avoid being billed the re-enrollment deposit. If you notify us of your student’s withdrawal for the 2020-2021 academic year after February 28, 2020the re-enrollment deposit will be applied to your final month’s tuition bill for 2019-2020.

Please contact Pamela Larsen, Business Manager, at plarsen@wheatonacademy.org or Sheri Guarnizo, Finance & Accounts Receivable Coordinator, at sguarnizo@wheatonacademy.org  if you have any questions.

Graduation Dates to Remember
Baccalaureate for the 2020 graduating class is Friday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. The 2020 Commencement ceremony is Sunday, May 31, at 6:00 p.m. at Wheaton Bible Church. More details will follow in the future.

Order Your Yearbook Now!
WA yearbooks are for sale again this year for last year’s price of $25.00 each.  Your 2019-2020 yearbook is now available for purchase at www.jostensyearbooks.com.  Go to the Yearbooks dropdown to find “Buy your Yearbook,” then search Wheaton Academy to finish your purchase. They will only be for sale through the website. We do not want you to miss out on receiving a yearbook, so please order yours today! If you do not order via the Jostens link, you will be unable to receive a yearbook next fall.

Senior Ads for Yearbooks
Parents, senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase for $150 per quarter-page ad.  Fees for ads will include a yearbook at no additional cost. Ads are due by March 1, 2020, and may be submitted to yearbook@wheatonacademy.org. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website.

College Corner

Through The Storms – A Parent/Teen Event
Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Every family experiences storms. These storms come in many forms – conflict, anger, discouragement, failure, grief, and more. What does your family do when those storms come? How do you respond? Do the storms drive you apart or push you together? This unique seminar experience will equip you and your teenager with biblical principles and practical ways to face the storms of life by building stronger relationships with God and with one another.

Parents, along with junior high and senior high students, are welcome. In the case of students not being able to come, parents are encouraged to attend on their own. This is a free event, but we ask that you RSVP to events@VisionaryFam.com.

Christian College Fair at Wheaton Academy
Monday, March 2
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wheaton Academy Commons
You and your student won’t want to miss out. Currently 34 Christian colleges and universities are registered to attend. If you plan on coming, you may pre-Register at: https://myblueprintbarcode.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?StateName=Illinois


If your child is planning on trying out for a spring sports team and has yet to participate on a sports team this year,  now is the time to make sure they have their physical and athletic packet paperwork completed. Tryouts for the spring season begin March 2, and your child will not be allowed to participate without this paperwork updated and completed in Magnus.